If you’d like your kids to be more active, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to motivating them. First, most young kids prefer “activities” to conventional exercise. They’d much prefer a bike ride than jog. Second, older kids are more apt to do things with their parents if their friends come along. And third, many kids are motivated by goals, targets, competition and progress-tracking. Here are some ways to make exercise a routine family activity that’s fun, motivating and healthy: Do it for a cause. If you’re a family of couch potatoes, sometimes a good cause can get you motivated. Research which local organizations are hosting fundraising walks and then get your friends and relatives to sponsor your family. If you can’t find one, organize your own walk for a cause. Think outside the box. Do something you’ve never done such as learning to…

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Even though children are often very active, especially in comparison to adults, it’s still just as important for them to get exercise as their growth is detrimental while at a young age. If they begin to partake in regular exercise as a young child, they will be more likely to grow up fit and in good health. Core strengthening is just one of the many things that should be focused on, and is one of the most important. Good core…

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